In the second part of Voice of OC’s debut podcast series, Anaheim City School District board member James Vanderbilt discusses his views on Measure D, which would shorten Anaheim’s mayoral term length from four years to two.
Vanderbilt, who co-wrote the argument against Measure D, says two years isn’t enough time for a mayor to focus on city issues. A short term length would force the mayor to focus more on campaigning than governing, Vanderbilt and other opponents argue.
Measure D’s supporters, meanwhile, argue the opposite — that giving the voters more opportunities to elect the city’s mayor will keep the seat more accountable to residents.
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The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, which backs Measure D, was also invited to join the discussion. However, a Chamber spokesman said the group’s president was unavailable due to the short notice.